Portuguese winger D aniel Podence has denied allegations of spitting at Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson during Wolves’ recent Premier League game. This fixture between Nottingham and the Wanderers ended in a draw as Podence scored the equalizer in the 83rd minute. The controversy took place a few minutes after he scored the goal.
The Incident was under the scanner after Johnson claimed that Podence had spit at him in the 90th minute of the match. The VAR footage showed that Daniel Podence did an action which appeared to be close to spitting, but no further action was taken immediately. As a repercussion of these allegations, the winger was charged by the Football Association on Wednesday.
The winger could face a six-match ban if the allegations are proven to be true. Further Podence took to Instagram to clarify that the spitting allegations are untrue and he would never do such a thing. His Instagram story said, “As I have been accused of something I haven't done... I will make it clear. I DID NOT spit on Nottingham's player. I am telling the truth and I would never do such a thing even more to a colleague. Thank you”
Actions like spitting at a player carry a regular six-match suspension as a penalty. Daniel Podence has until April 12 to respond to these allegations. The Wolves are currently ranked 14th in the Premier League table and are set to take on Chelsea next Saturday at the Molineux Stadium.